Okay, time to do something with this stack of clay pots and saucers that I have been looking at for a few years.
The old chippy white bowl planter is one of my favorites, so decided to put it on a "pedestal". The chippy paint was a keeper so had to try to match the base.
I stacked the four pieces together and got out my favorite glues. 527 and E-6000.
I chose to use the E-6000 because I had read good reviews on it. 527 is very good too. I use these old worn-out paint brushes for dusting off the cob-webs and dirt..
I worked around with paint colors that I saw in the bowl, mainly wanted some yellow and terracotta color to show.
When I put the dark wax on, it pulled most of the white paint, but it looked okay, so just went with it.
I am pleased with how it turned out.
I filled it with some small plants that I dug up out of the yard and a couple begonia plants I had just bought. Rich soil came from my compost pile.
We had just installed two black 65 gallon water collection tanks behind our house in the area of the patio and back porch. You can see RAIN WATER stamped on the tank just under my watermark. There was a gap between the two where we connected them together and this was a perfect spot for this pedestal planter.
This old galvanized bucket with the red handle is so handy to get water from the tanks to water the plants. Plants love rainwater and have grown very nicely. Sometimes I use the old sprinkler can.
The water collection tanks have two faucets where we can either get water by connecting a hose or an higher one for using a bucket.
We got 1/8" of rain and we collected 29" of water in this one 65 gallon tank. This is coming off one small area of the roof on the house.
This is amazing.
We have added to our rainwater catchment system this year and I plan to do a blog on it.
SO ... let it Rain !!!
This watered several plants.
Are you harvesting the precious rain water ?
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